Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Dili

Agora Food Studio

House-made yoghurt breakfast bowls, kombucha (fermented tea) and barista-made coffee set this cafe, upstairs in the LELI English school, apart. Staff transform local staples like fresh ginger, turmeric and sweet pot…
Timorese in Aileu

Restaurante da Montanha

Projeto Montanha is a social enterprise that trains locals to produce handicrafts and operate small businesses, and it has a great restaurant and craft shop. You can't go wrong with the beef steaks but the Brazilian…
International in Dili

Castaway Bar

Crowds of locals, tourists and expats enjoy Aussie comfort food staples as well as gourmet pizzas and burgers at this popular two-storey place overlooking the waterfront. Check the blackboard for lunch and dinner sp…
Timorese in Liquica

Black Rock Restaurant

All-day toasted sandwiches, local plunger coffee and banana pancake breakfasts mean you can pop in anytime for a quick meal. If you're staying for longer, check out the fish-of-the-day specials on the whiteboard, or…
Vietnamese in Dili

Rolls N Bowls

Sit down in air-con comfort and get your pho fix at this popular Vietnamese restaurant in the heart of Dili's foreshore precinct. As well as pho, you can enjoy spring rolls and salad bowls. There's a view of Dili's …
Cafe in Dili

Kaffè U'ut

Hard-to-resist cheesecakes and Brazilian brigadeiro (fudge balls) go down well with the Timorese coffee (US$3) served in this modern cafe with air-con. Lunch-seekers can enjoy burgers, paninis or vegan pasta. Also a…
Restaurant in Oecusse

Restaurant Maubere

There's nothing terribly exciting about this old-timer, though you've got to love the boarding house feel at lunchtime as you choose what you want from the buffet-style selection, take a seat and natter with other c…
Indonesian in Baucau

Tato-Toty

This upstairs restaurant offers a tongue-twisting name, eye-busting colour scheme and delicious food. The chicken-ball soup (soto ayam) for US$2.50 is the best around. Rooms are also available (from US$35) and the s…
Italian in Ataúro

Manukoko-Rek

Head here for a change-of-eating scenery if you've hardly left your accommodation. Situated opposite the Boneca de Ataúro doll workshop, this restaurant offers some of Timor-Leste's best pizzas. Barry from Barry's P…
Food Hall in Dili

Timor Plaza Food Court

Lunchtime sees this food court on the ground floor of busy Timor Plaza fill to overflowing. Expats and local workers load up plates with Timorese food from City Cafe, or delicious dishes from elsewhere in Asia, like…